This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my swap partner, Ruthie, for lunch a Subway. We exchanged packages in person and chatted it up until we lost track of time! Here's what I gave her:
Can you tell how much I love Valentine's Day??! Next to Christmas, it's my favorite time of the year. I say it every year and I'll say it again: Everyday should be a celebration of love! If you follow me on Instagram (@greenletterday), you've no doubt seen endless pictures of my works in progress and our gift exchange. The best part about a face to face swap is working on the presentation. It's true that great minds think alike because Ruthie showed up with a wicker basket full of goodies for me as well! (You can find her on Instagram too @threadofhearts)
I knew I wanted to make her a boxy pouch but besides that, I was stumped for awhile. I started off with the pixelated heart with the intentions of making her a notebook cover. The heart ended up being a big too large for that (even though the tiny squares were only one inch) so I went for a mug rug instead. I had already bought her a cute mug at Target along with a Starbucks gift card so the mug rug ended up being the perfect addition. I cable knitted coffee cozy was a last minute project. I had bought the pattern on etsy ages ago but was too afraid to try it because I'm a beginner and knitting and this pattern uses three needles! Like many other things I'm too intimidated to try, it ended up not being scary at all! It was a lot of fun to make and I look forward to making one for myself.
Along with the items pictured above, the basket included vintage fabric, some adorable embroidery scissors, stamps, stickers and lots of candy! Ruthie, I hope you enjoyed all your goodies!! Have a wonderful and romantic love day, friends!